Wake Forest vs. Appalachian State: College Basketball Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – March 20, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on March 19, 2024

Hunter Sallis will be among the players to watch when the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (20-13) take on the Appalachian State Mountaineers (27-6), Wednesday at 8:00 PM ET at Lawrence Joel Coliseum. Wednesday’s matchup between the Demon Deacons and the Mountaineers features the Demon Deacons as solid 7.5-point favorites. The game’s point total is 147.5.

Wake Forest vs. Appalachian State Betting Lines

Wake Forest vs Appalachian State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Wake Forest -7.5 147.5 points

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Wake Forest (-7.5)
Total Pick Under (147.5)

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Wake Forest vs. Appalachian State Stat Rankings

Wake Forest Avg. (Rank) Appalachian State Avg. (Rank)
78.2 (61st) Points Scored 78.5 (59th)
70.5 (129th) Points Allowed 66.5 (34th)
(1st) Rebounds (1st)
7.3 (300th) Off. Rebounds 9.4 (140th)
8.2 (102nd) 3pt Made 6.6 (257th)
12.5 (225th) Assists 14.6 (88th)
10.2 (84th) Turnovers 10.2 (84th)

Wake Forest vs. Appalachian State Betting Trends

  • The Demon Deacons have 16 wins in 31 games against the spread this season.
  • Wake Forest’s ATS record as 7.5-point favorites or more is 6-3.
  • Out of 31 Demon Deacons games so far this season, 20 have hit the over.
  • Wake Forest and its opponent have broken the 147.5-point mark 20 times this year.
  • Demon Deacons games average 148.6 total points this season, 1.1 points less than the over/under for this matchup.
  • Appalachian State’s record against the spread is 19-12-0.
  • The Mountaineers are yet to lose ATS (1-0) as a 7.5-point underdog or more this year.
  • Wake Forest has played 31 games this season, and 20 of them have gone over the total.
  • So far this season, 13 Mountaineers games have featured more than 147.5 points scored.
  • The over/under for this game is 2.5 points higher than the average scoring total for Appalachian State’s games (145.0).

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Wake Forest Impact Players

  • Sallis leads the Demon Deacons at 18.1 points per game, while also posting 2.5 assists and 4.2 rebounds.
  • Andrew Carr averages 13.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest, shooting 52.2% from the field and 37.0% from downtown with 1.0 made 3-pointers per contest.
  • Kevin Miller posts a team-leading 3.6 assists per contest. He is also putting up 15.2 points and 2.8 rebounds, shooting 45.9% from the field and 36.2% from beyond the arc with 1.0 made 3-pointers per contest.
  • Cameron Hildreth averages 13.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. Defensively, he delivers 1.0 steal and 0.2 blocked shots.
  • Efton Reid is tops on his squad in rebounds per contest (7.6), and also averages 9.4 points and 1.5 assists. Defensively, he posts 0.7 steals and 1.3 blocked shots.

Appalachian State Impact Players

  • Tre’Von Spillers is the Mountaineers’ top rebounder (8.8 per game), and he posts 12.8 points and 0.5 assists.
  • Donovan Gregory is No. 1 on the Mountaineers in scoring (13.2 points per game) and assists (3.1), and averages 4.5 rebounds. He also puts up 1.1 steals and 0.8 blocked shots.
  • The Mountaineers receive 8.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game from Justin Abson.
  • Myles Tate is averaging a team-best 3.5 assists per game. And he is delivering 9.3 points and 3.2 rebounds, making 42.7% of his shots from the floor and 29.4% from beyond the arc, with 1.0 treys per game.
  • Terence Harcum is putting up 11.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game, making 37.9% of his shots from the floor and 35.8% from 3-point range, with 2.1 triples per contest.

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